In Case You’re Wondering What the Dutch Think

[Dutch Lock Down Day Two Hundred Ninety Seven]

This is a reprint from NL Times with attribution but without permission – hopefully I won’t get in trouble – the highlights and links are my own.

Anti-fascism protest in Amsterdam following insurrection at US Capitol

A demonstration against fascism will be held in Amsterdam this afternoon. More than ten different organizations are involved, including Extinction Rebellion, BIJ1 Amsterdam, and Code Red. The protest was organized in response to the recent storming of the Capitol in the United States by Donald Trump supporters

The demonstration under the name “From US to NL, never again fascism” is expected to last from 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. and was initially set to take place on the Museumplein. However, following advice from the Amsterdam municipal health institute, the protest was moved to the Westerpark and will be capped at 500 participants. 

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Utterly and Completely Exhausted

[Dutch Lock Down Day Two Hundred Ninety Six]

It’s part of the recovery process.

Totally normal.

Still exhausted.

But first the news:

But, also, at least it’s Saturday?


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That Feeling You’re Feeling Is Shock

[Dutch Lock Down Day Two Hundred Ninety Five]

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Or surprise or trauma or depression or disappointment or rage or pity.

Me, too.

And that’s okay.

But first the news:

If you need some ideas around self care, please read In Case Of Emergency, Break Glass, but these are my coping strategies and they may or may not work for you, in that case, I’ve compiled a few resources for dealing with shock and trauma.

First, of course, a qualifier – I am not a doctor.

If you think you might cause harm to yourself or others, please seek professional help.

And I love you.

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